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State approves sale of Suffolk Downs

The State House News Service reports on the approval by the state Gaming Commission. The move clears the way for the massive redevelopment of the site on the Revere/East Boston line, although racing should continue for another year.

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Should be good for thousands of units if they zone it densely enough. Could singlehandedly drop rents a few percent around the metro area with all the extra supply in a few years.

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Could practically place a whole new city there if they avoided car-centered development.

Then there is the Nimbys... :(

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They said "no" to a casino partially because of traffic. Do you think residents will let ANY development happen without a fight?

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More developments for East Boston , Suffolk downs just 5 train stops away from Boston.
An added Movie theater on that huge parcel would be a great addition for Eastie residents , sick and tired of driving to Revere or paying a toll to drive into Boston to see a movie or shopping malls .it's time for an Eastie upscale shopping /restaurant destination for Eastie, Revere, Winthrop residents, right now 60% of these residents travel to Somerville and as far away to places like outlets in southern Mass to spend their money and shop .

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Brick and mortar shops just don't cut it these days, with Amazon.com eating up all the Global commerce , large department stores (sears being one) are slowly fading into the sunset, restaurants, cell phone stores, Fitness / Yoga centers H&R Block are examples of brick and mortar survivors, if lets say a Levi's apparel shop or a Nike shop they won't last long at a large proposed development such as Suffolk downs. So the developers have to rightly choose and utilize what can be a right fit for the land.

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But what happened to the Shaw's by the back door to the track, was that supported by the people ?

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Good, we won't have to hear anything more about the weezing Massachusetts "Racing Industry".

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